Best Medications for Treating Acute Low Back Pain According to Scientific Analysis

Back Pain Anatomy Science Illustration

Acute low back pain is a prevalent disability, and an analysis in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research reviewed which non-opioid drugs are most effective in treating this condition. The analysis, which included 18 studies with 3,478 patients, found that muscle relaxants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can efficiently and quickly alleviate symptoms.

Acute low back pain is a common cause of disability. An analysis in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research examined which non-opioid drugs are best for treating this condition.

The analysis, which included all randomized controlled trials published to date (18 studies with 3,478 patients), showed that muscle relaxants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could effectively and rapidly reduce symptoms.

The combination of NSAIDs and acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) was associated with a greater improvement than NSAIDs alone.

NSAIDs, which are medicines that are widely used to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and reduce high temperatures, include the over-the-counter medications ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen. These are sold under popular brand names including Advil, Motrin, Bayer, and Aleve. Tylenol is the most common brand name for acetaminophen.

“This is a first step towards the optimization of the management of acute low back pain. However, specific patient characteristics such as having allergies and comorbidities must always be taken into consideration,” said lead author Alice Baroncini, MD, PhD, of RWTH University Hospital in Germany. “Further research will need to focus on the identification of the type of drugs that not only offer the best and quickest pain relief, but also show the lowest rate of symptom recurrence.”

Reference: “Nonopioid pharmacological management of acute low backpain: A level I of evidence systematic review” by Alice Baroncini, Nicola Maffulli, Hazim Al-Zyoud, Andreas Bell, Aleksandar Sevic and Filippo Migliorini, 22 February 2023, Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
DOI: 10.1002/jor.25508

11 Comments on "Best Medications for Treating Acute Low Back Pain According to Scientific Analysis"

  1. B******* on your non opioid pain stuff for low back pain because I’m gonna need a s*** work so we’ll sit there and advertise that it works because you don’t your insights entirely law or works s***

  2. Sorry that all came out wrong I’m just saying that you’re NSAIDS AND TYLENOL IS WORTH S*** FOR PAIN ANYWHERE so Do NOT ADVERTISE THAT IT DOES

  3. You want to reduce your back pain, try Sarno’s back pain book before the drugs. Worked wonders for me.

  4. So, right after the citation at the end, we see this:

    We recommend
    NSAIDS, Other Back Pain Medications, Aren’t Effective in Most Patients
    By staff, US Pharmacist, 2017

  5. MelulekiMatsenjwa | February 24, 2023 at 5:06 am | Reply

    What is the name of medicine used to low back pain??

  6. I’ve tried all kinds of nsaids. As for aspirin, Tylenol and all that I get stomache pain
    . No good for pain.just get the side effects

  7. I wouldn’t take to much ibuprofen or inflammatory medication for any pain etc for very long or to much because my oldest sister she took ibuprofen for her cronic back pain she took It all the time and she ended up getting seriousness of the liver from taking to much ibuprofen and she was hard of hearing since she was ten years old and when she found out that she had the serous use of the liver she had misunderstood the hospital she thought that the hospital told her that it was going to cost her five thousand dollars to get her name put on the transplant list and she didn’t tell us siblings about It until two years later and my sister that is a year older than I am she’s a RN at a hospital not the same hospital and my mother and myself worked for a couple of decade’s for health care and after she had finally told us about what she had thought that the hospital had to her that it was going to cost five thousand dollars to get put on the transplant list we new right away that she just didn’t hear the hospital right it cost nothing to get placed on the transplant list it cost five thousand dollars a month after you receive a transplant for medication to keep your body from rejecting the new liver well we got her put on the transplant list and she passed away and five minutes after she had passed away The hospital called and said they had a liver for my sister and we had to tell them it was to late she had passed away five minutes ago and my sister I would of took her place if I could of she wanted to live she had her very first grandbaby Born about 6 months before she had passed away and my sister had ju
    Just turned 55 yrs old right before she had died so think twice before you take to much ibuprofen

  8. You people and the dea or so concerned about seniors pain medication and try like hell to stop them from receiving them but not an iota of concern for the fentynal epidemic .I guess it’s a lot easier for you fake doctors to go after seniors to justify uour useless existence in the medical field ,you cause suffering for the elderly and may you burn in hell for it.

  9. You can create what you need when it benefits your shareholders but not the people who need your medications. Ie. Covid jab. Pain relief should be 100℅ safe in this day an age. With no side effects if you are really good at your jobs. No more excuse, don’t produce something that’s kills people in the long term. It’s costs us our money and our lives.

  10. CBD w/ THC helps with the pain….
    Better than ANYTHING I have tried.

Leave a comment

Email address is optional. If provided, your email will not be published or shared.